Legal notice

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The website that you are currently visiting is the property of the Ajinomoto Foods Europe company.

Head office         AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE

Address                 32, rue Guersant 75017 Paris FRANCE

Phone          +33 (0)1 43 18 05 86, Fax +33 (0)1 43 80 90 10

SIREN                    572 233 955 RCS Paris

SAS                        with a capital of 35 000 000 €


Communication Manager



Site host

Head office         COMBELL

Address                 Skaldenstraat 121, 9042 Gand BELGIQUE

Company registration number         0541 977 701



2023 Site web par Agence 2 web


Intellectual Property Rights

All elements (names, texts, logos, images, software, icons, layout, database…) contained in this website are protected by national and international intellectual property law. These elements remain the exclusive property of Ajinomoto Foods Europe.

As such, without the prior written permission of Ajinomoto Foods Europe, you may not reproduce, represent, adapt, translate and/or transform, in whole or in part, or transfer to another website, or republish or redistribute any of the materials on this site.

Failure to comply with this prohibition may constitute an act of infringement involving your civil and criminal liability. In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Intellectual Property, only the use of the elements composing the site is authorized for personal consultation.


Limitation of liability

The website makes every effort to provide users with available and verified information and/or tools but cannot be held responsible for errors, lack of availability of features and/or the presence of viruses on its site.

The website cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information published on its site.


Data processing and Liberties

The automated processing of personal data made from the website “” are treated in accordance with the requirements of Law No. 78-17 of January 6th, 1978 amended, relating to data, files and freedoms.
The user is notably informed that in accordance with article 32 of the modified law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, relating to data processing, files and liberties, the information he/she communicates through the forms present on the site are necessary to answer his/her request and are intended for Ajinomoto Foods Europe, as the person in charge of the processing for administrative and commercial management purposes.
The user is informed that he/she has the right to access, question and rectify any personal data concerning him/her that are inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous, outdated or whose collection, use, communication, or storage is prohibited.
The user also has the right to object to the processing of his or her data for legitimate reasons, as well as the right to object to the use of such data for commercial prospecting purposes.
All these rights can be exercised with Ajinomoto Foods Europe through the Consumer Service page.
Please also see the Privacy Policy below.

About cookies on this site

In accordance with current French and European Union requirements, the user has three options when arriving at the website accept the deposit of non-essential cookies, refuse the deposit of non-essential cookies, or set the parameters for the deposit of non-essential cookies.
It should be noted that the website generates functional and technical cookies, which are essential for displaying the site, without any tracking purpose. If the user blocks these cookies manually through their web browser, the website may not function properly, and some parts may not be displayed.
The website has taken maximum measures to avoid the deposit of non-essential cookies generated by service functionalities such as the geolocation display of retail stores, advice and recipe videos, etc., by using, among other things, open-source technologies.
However, to better serve the user, the website uses a single service that can deposit a cookie, via a traffic measurement service. In this context, we would like to specify that the user is never identified, his IP address being truncated and anonymized.
Here are the provisions relating to the traffic measurement service, if the user consents.

Collection of statistical data with user consent

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is based on “cookies” (nothing to do with those 🍪 that you eat while drinking a ☕) which are tiny text files deposited on your terminal, and this, from the moment you visit at least one page of this site. Their role is to help analyze how Internet users use the site. The information obtained from the cookie about your visit (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate/anonymize the last byte of the IP address for EU member states and other partners in the European Economic Area. The complete IP address will only be sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA in these exceptional cases.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. However, please note that if you do so, you will not be able to use all the features of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here. Further information on how to use and respect the privacy settings can be found here or here.


Policy on the Protection of Personal Data

Your privacy is important to us. We have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you about how we collect, use and process your Personal Data. This policy also describes the measures we take to ensure the protection of your Personal Data and specifies how you can contact us so that we can answer any questions you may have about the protection of your Personal Data.
This Policy applies to the activity of AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE (“AFE”) in all regions where AFE is present where European regulations on the protection of personal data apply.
This policy applies to the Processing of Personal Data collected, directly or indirectly, by AFE from any individual, including but not limited to candidates for a position with AFE, employees, customers, consumers, children, suppliers/providers, partners/subcontractors, (hereinafter referred to as the “Data Subject”).

We undertake to comply with all applicable legislation on the protection of Personal Data and will ensure that Personal Data is collected and processed in accordance with the provisions of European Data Protection Law and any other applicable local legislation, where applicable.

Any Processing of Personal Data that we operate is carried out in a lawful manner within the meaning of the GDPR. We may be required to Process your Personal Data in order to (i) perform a contract to which you are a party; (ii) to comply with a legal obligation incumbent upon us; (iii) to safeguard your vital interests or those of a Data Subject; (iv) your prior consent to the Processing in question; (v) the legitimate interests pursued by AFE, unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms prevail; and (vi) the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
When we Process your Personal Data, we will provide you with an information notice or a policy relating to the protection of your Personal Data, including in particular the following information: who is Responsible for the processing of your Personal Data, what are the purposes of the Processing of your Personal Data, who are the recipients of your Personal Data, what are your rights and how you can exercise them, except in the case where this would be impossible or would require disproportionate efforts.
Where required by applicable local law, we will ask for your prior consent (for example, before collecting Sensitive Personal Data).

Your Personal Data is collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes, and cannot be further processed in a manner incompatible with these purposes.
When AFE acts on its own behalf, your Personal Data is processed primarily, but not exclusively, for the following purposes: recruitment management, administrative and social management and work organization of our employees, management of intranet sites and other digital solutions or collaborative platforms, customer relationship management, bid management, sales and marketing, procurement management, internal and external communication and event management, compliance with legal obligations, data analysis activities, corporate legal management and implementation of compliance processes.

AFE will keep the Personal Data it Processes accurate and, where appropriate, up to date. In addition, we will only retain Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, unless EU law or local legislation to which AFE is subject requires its retention. AFE, where appropriate, will act upon the request of its customers to assist them in complying with this obligation.

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful alteration or loss or against unauthorized use, disclosure or access.
Moreover, we take all reasonable steps under the principles of privacy by design and privacy by default to put in place the necessary safeguards and secure the Processing of Personal Data.

We will not share your Personal Information with other parties unless you request or consent to such sharing in advance.
However, in the course of our day-to-day business and for processing purposes, we may share your Personal Data with, among others, employees of AFE and its affiliates, our suppliers/partners or authorized service providers/contractors, for the purposes of managing the work organization of our employees and maximizing the quality and efficiency of our services and business activities.
We may also be required to disclose Personal Data to regulatory authorities, courts and government agencies when required by law, regulation or legal process, or to protect the interests, rights or property of AFE or any third parties involved.

The GDPR prohibits the transfer of Personal Data to countries outside the EU or EEA that do not provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data. Some of the countries in which the Ajinomoto Group operates are not considered by the European Supervisory Authorities to provide an adequate level of protection for the rights of individuals with respect to the confidentiality of Personal Data.
With respect to transfers of your Personal Data to entities within and outside the Ajinomoto Group and its affiliates located in such countries, AFE implements adequate safeguards to protect your Personal Data. Further information will be provided to you regarding any transfer of your Personal Data outside of the EU or EEA at the time of collection of your Personal Data through appropriate information notices or policies for the protection of Personal Data.

Like many companies, some of our sites may use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. For example, we may use cookies to track your activity to ensure that your visit to our site is the best experience possible and to ensure that we provide you with options tailored to your preferences the next time you visit. We may also use cookies for traffic analysis and advertising purposes.
Cookies can improve your online experience by saving your preferences when you visit one of our websites. If so, we will inform you about the types of cookies we use and how you can disable them. Where required by local law, you will be able to visit our websites while refusing the use of cookies at any time on your computer

AFE is committed to facilitating the exercise of your rights in accordance with applicable regulations. You will find below a table summarizing the various rights you have:

✦ Access rights
• You may request access to your Personal Data. You may also request that inaccurate Personal Data be corrected, or that incomplete Personal Data be completed.
• You may request any available information regarding the origin of the Personal Data and you may also request to obtain a copy of your Personal Data processed by AFE

✦ Right to be forgotten
Your right to be forgotten allows your Personal Data to be deleted when :
– the Personal Data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or processed;
– you decide to withdraw your consent;
– you object to the Processing of your Personal Data by automated processes using technical specifications;
– your Personal Data have been the subject of unlawful Processing;
– your Personal Data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation;
– their erasure is mandatory to ensure compliance with applicable law.


✦ Right to limitation of treatment
You can request to limit Processing when :
– you dispute the accuracy of your Personal Data;
– AE no longer needs your Personal Data for processing;
– you have objected to the Processing for legitimate reasons.

✦ Right to data portability
If applicable, you may request the portability of the Personal Data that you have provided to AFE in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, and have the right to transfer such Personal Data to another Controller without AFE’s interference, when :
1. the Processing of your Personal Data is based on your consent or on an existing contractual relationship; and
2. Treatment is carried out using automated processes.
You also have the right to have your Personal Data transmitted directly to a third party of your choice (where technically possible).

✦ Right to object to treatment in the context of direct prospecting
You have the right to object (“right of withdrawal”) to the Processing of your Personal Data (including profiling or commercial communications).
Where we Process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

✦ Right not to be subject to automated decisions
You have the right not to be the subject of a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you in a similar way.

✦ Right to issue advance directives on the processing of your personal data after your death
Pursuant to the French Personal Data Protection Act, you may also define guidelines on the exercise of your rights provided for in this section after your death, (in particular on their retention period, their deletion and/or their communication) as well as designate a person in charge of the exercise of these rights.

✦ Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
If you have a Claim against us relating to the protection of your Personal Data, you may complete and submit the Claim/Application Form or make your claim by e-mail or post in accordance with our Claim/Application Management Policy. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may exercise other remedies by contacting the Regulatory Authority or the competent court. In particular, you may contact our principal regulator, the French Control Authority (the “CNIL”,

In order to exercise these rights, you may send your Request or Complaint by following the procedure indicated in the personal data protection policies made known to you at the time of collection of your Personal Data or by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address :


Children deserve enhanced protection with respect to their Personal Data because they may be less aware of the risks, consequences and their rights related to the Processing of Personal Data.
We do not collect and process Personal Data from children without the consent of the holder of parental authority if such consent is required. If you believe that we have collected a child’s Personal Data in error, please inform us by contacting us at the email address indicated below.


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our business or legal obligations change substantially. In the event that we make significant changes to this Policy, we will post a notice on our website at the time of implementation of such changes and, where appropriate, we will contact you directly regarding such changes.


If you have any questions regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Data by AFE, you may send your questions or complaints by following the procedure indicated in the information notices or personal data protection policies brought to your attention at the time of collection of your Personal Data or by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address :
Or by postal mail to the following address:
AFE, Département Juridique, 32, rue Guersant, 75017 Paris

✔︎ Definitions

Supervisory Authority: means an independent public authority established by a Member State as set out in the GDPR.

Request: any request concerning the exercise of the rights of data subjects under the GDPR.

Personal data: all personal data collected directly or indirectly from the Data Subjects. In particular, information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person by the said data is considered as Personal Data under the Personal Data Protection Regulations. An identifiable natural person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more elements specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Sensitive Personal Data and other Special Categories of Personal Data: any Personal Data that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, as well as the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the sole purpose of identifying a natural person, data concerning health, or data concerning the sexual life or sexual orientation of a natural person. This definition also includes Personal Data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

AFE and its Affiliates: means any entity having a shareholder relationship with AFE and belonging to the Ajinomoto Group.

Third Country: means any country, territory or area defined therein, outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Privacy by design: taking into account the right to protection of personal data from the design of a product, service or application in order to implement technical and organizational measures from the earliest stages of the design of processing operations, so as to preserve privacy and data protection principles from the outset.

Privacy by default (“Privacy by default”): means of ensuring that personal data is treated with the highest level of privacy protection so that, by default, it is used only for the purposes for which it was collected and is not made accessible to an indeterminate number of people.

Complaint: a complaint lodged by a data subject with a Supervisory Authority when the data subject considers that his or her personal data has not been processed in accordance with the GDPR.

Controller: any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.

General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Processing or Processed: any operation or set of operations carried out with respect to Personal Data, including, without limitation, the collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation, alteration, removal, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, combination, linking to other Personal Data, blocking, deletion or destruction of the Customer’s Personal Data.